Shelf Candy Saturday (9): Rhiannon Frater

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I decided this is Rhiannon Frater weekend here on At Random! Yesterday I reviewed The First Days (As The World Dies #1). See my review here. Because I liked The First Days so much I decided to stalk scope out Rhiannon's website. I ended up finding some quite disturbing covers and because I love disturbing covers I wanted to showcase some of them today.

Pretty When She Dies (Pretty When She...Trilogy #1)

Amaliya wakes under the forest floor, disoriented, famished and confused. She digs out of the shallow grave and realizes she is hungry...

... in a new, horrific, unimaginable way...

Sating her great hunger, she discovers that she is now a vampire, the bloodthirsty creature of legend. She has no choice but to flee from her old life and travels across Texas. Her new hunger spurs her to leave a wake of death and blood behind her as she struggles with her new nature.

All the while, her creator is watching. He is ancient, he is powerful, and what's worse is that he's a necromancer. He has the power to force the dead to do his bidding. Amaliya realizes she is but a pawn in a twisted game, and her only hope for survival is to seek out one of her own kind. But if Amaliya finds another vampire, will it mean her salvation... or her  death?

Pretty When She Kills (Pretty When She...Trilogy #2)

I didn't find a summary for this one but I still wanted to post it.

The Last Bastion of the Living: A Futuristic Zombie Novel

walled city surrounded by lush land, protected by high mountain summits, and fortified by a massive gate to secure the only pass into the valley, the Bastion remained humanity’s last hope against the fearsome undead creatures known as the Inferi Scourge. On one fateful day, the valley gate failed and the Inferi Scourge overran and destroyed the human settlements outside the walls, trapping the remaining survivors inside the city. Now, decades later, the last remaining humans are struggling to survive in a dying city of dwindling resources…and dwindling hope.

Vanguard Maria Martinez has lived her entire life within the towering walls of steel. She yearns for a life away from the overcrowded streets, rolling blackouts, and food shortages, but there is no hope for anyone as long as the Inferi Scourge howl outside the high walls. Her only refuge from the daily grind is in the arms of Dwayne Reichardt, an officer in the Bastion Constabulary. Both are highly-decorated veterans of the last disastrous push against the Inferi Scourge. Their secret affair is her only happiness.

Then one day Maria is summoned to meet with a mysterious representative from the Science Warfare Division and is offered the opportunity to finally destroy the Inferi Scourge in the valley and close the gate, reclaiming the lost lands and energizing the populace with renewed hope for the future. The rewards of success are great, but she will have to sacrifice everything, possibly even her life, to accomplish the ultimate goal of securing the future of humanity and saving it from  extinction.

Each of these covers are dark and creeptastic in their own way! One of the things that sticks out to me are the eyes on the second and third about scary eyes! The fonts also really stand out to me and seem very appropriate. The first two have a very eerie font and it allows you to see that they are in the same series. The third book has a font with more of a spacey/futuristic feel to it. I also love the awkward pose in the second book!

Rhiannon's Website
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Rhiannon on Amazon


  1. Haha. Yeah I'm not surprised that you don't like ese covers ;)

  2. These covers are awesome, and totally made me want to read some good vampire books! great choices. I especially love the first one. Gritty, edgy and very dark. Disturbing, and awesome. Thanks for sharing!!

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  3. Pretty When She Dies is an example of a cover that makes me feel really uncomfortable, but is not necessarily an indication of a bad cover. In fact, the cover does its job quite nicely. It is a great representation of the description and there is no doubt that I would pick up the book to find out more. Great choice. Thanks for sharing several from the series.

  4. The first cover is by Rose Munoz of Excentric Vision in San Antonio, Texas. The second and third cover are creations by Claudia McKinney of Phat Puppy Creations.

    I LOVE all three covers so much!

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll have to check out the cover artists!

  5. These covers are great and as a Texas girl, I'm going to have to check Pretty When She Dies out for sure! I love seeing a series of book covers and how they relate to each other!


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